Spanish and Portuguese Directors

by mrc-meneghin | created - 31 Mar 2014 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

1. J.A. Bayona

Director | El orfanato

J.A. Bayona was born on May 9, 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Juan Antonio García Bayona. He is a director, known for The Orphanage (2007), The Impossible (2012) and A Monster Calls (2016).

The Impossible

2. Pedro Almodóvar

Writer | Hable con ella

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study ...

La Mala Educación

3. Miguel Gomes

Director | Tabu

Miguel Gomes was born in 1972 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a director and writer, known for Tabu (2012), Our Beloved Month of August (2008) and As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto (2015).

Tabu As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 3, O Encantado

4. Luis Buñuel

Writer | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the ...

Un Chien Andalou Los olvidados Viridiana Le journal d'une femme de chambre Belle de jour

5. Oliver Laxe

Director | Mimosas

Oliver Laxe is a director and actor, known for Mimosas (2016), You All Are Captains (2010) and La part du feu (2018).

Todos vós sodes capitáns Mimosas

6. Filipa César

Director | Spell Reel

Filipa César is a director and cinematographer, known for Spell Reel (2017), Sunstone (2017) and Conakry (2013).

Spell Reel

7. Pere Portabella

Director | Die Stille vor Bach

Pere Portabella was born on February 11, 1929 in Figueres, Girona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for The Silence Before Bach (2007), Warsaw Bridge (1989) and No compteu amb els dits (1967).

Informe general sobre unas questiones de interés para una proyección pública Informe general II: El nuevo rapto de Europa

8. Mauro Herce

Cinematographer | Dead Slow Ahead

Mauro Herce is known for his work on Dead Slow Ahead (2015), Ocaso (2010) and Els anys salvatges (2013).

Dead Slow Ahead

9. Salomé Lamas

Director | Terra de ninguém

Salomé Lamas is a director and writer, known for Terra de ninguém (2012), Eldorado XXI (2016) and Coup de Grâce (2017).

Terra de ninguém

10. Carlos Saura

Writer | Cría cuervos

Spanish director, writer, producer (2 films) and actor (2 films). His interest on cinema started when he was very young. His mother, who was a pianist, instilled in him the liking for music, and his brother, Antonio, who was a painter, the passion for art. When he was an teenager he started to ...


11. Pedro Pinho

Writer | A Fábrica de Nada

Pedro Pinho studied at the Cinema and Theatre School of Lisbon and at the ENS - Louis Lumière in Paris. In 2005/2006 he completed the post-graduate courses of Directing and Screenwriting of the London Film School at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. In 2008 he co-directed with Frederico Lobo the ...

A Fábrica de Nada